2011 Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2011 Writing Contest Winners!

Look for the winning papers in the forthcoming publication of the 2011 Writing Contest Winners.

THE WRITING INTENSIVE PROGRAM’S TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STUDENT WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

Freshman Seminar
Meredith Stone: “Learning about Race”
Instructor: Dr. Cooperman
Course: FSEM 100G4, James Farmer Civil Rights

Brooke Andrews: “What Makes an Effective Infographic”
Instructor: Dr. Hydorn
Course: FSEM 100G5, Infographics

Arts and Humanities:
Katie Hubbard: “Embodiment and Sexuality in the Works of Mark Z. Danielewski and Shelley Jackson: Postmodern Reactions to Posthumanism”
Instructor: Dr. Whalen
Course: ENGL 457, Codes, Culture, and the Postmodern Seminar

Tracy Frelk: “The Corpse Beloved: Necrophilia and a Strange Feminism in Haggard’s ‘She’”
Instructor: Dr. Mathur
Course: ENGL 295, Introduction to Literary Studies

Natural and Social Sciences (Sophomores and Juniors):
Gemma Cohen: “Neighborhoods and Child Development”
Instructor: Dr. L. Martin
Course: SOCG 313, Urban Sociology

Sara Krechel: “Harry Potter and the History of Racism”
Instructor: Dr. Cincinnati
Course: HIST 471, Historical Origins of White Supremacy

Ethan Bottone: “Keeping a Language Alive: Inuktitut”
Instructor: Dr. Bowen
Course: GEOG 490, Nunavut: Culture and Environment

Natural and Social Sciences (Seniors):
Dana Cazan: “Is It Time to Upgrade? The Technological ‘Participation Gap’ and Fairfax County Public Schools”
Instructor: Dr. Moon
Course: AMST 485, Senior Thesis

Katie Geary: “Preferences in Human Mate Selection Explained from a Social Role Perspective and an Evolutionary Perspective”
Instructor: Dr. Liss
Course: PSYC 350, Psychology of Women

Kelsey Coates: “Busying Giddy Minds: A Pluralist Perspective on Argentina’s Invasion of the Falklands”
Instructor: Dr. J. Davidson
Course: PSCI 321, Theories of International Relations

Brian Brown: “Imaginative Geographics: Culture, Power, and Memory in National Memorials”
Instructor: Dr. Hanna
Course: GEOG 491, Cultural Landscape Seminar

Cameron Carroll: They’re Coming to Get You, America: The Popularity of Zombie Films and National Fear during the Cold War and the War on Terror”
Instructor: Dr. Ferrell
Course: HIST 485, Historical Research